Aix Marseille University (Project Coordinator)
Aix-Marseille University has more than 80,000 students including 10,000 international students, 8,000 faculty and staff members, 12 doctoral schools, and nearly 3,300 PhD students. In the frame of VPP4ISLANDS project, AMU will ensure coordination and project management. AMU team will also contribute to the development of AI-based prediction tools, the implementation of smart optimization engine, and the design and deployment of VPP4INodes.
AlgoWatt SpA is an Italian SME created in early 2020 from the fusion of TerniEnergia SpA and Softeco Sismat Srl. ALWA designs, develops and integrates green tech solutions, guaranteeing a competitive advantage to its customers in Green Mobility, Green Enterprise & City, Green Energy Utility domains.
Thanks to our proven industrial profile as a solution provider and systems integrator in the digital energy field, we are working with our partners on the VPP4ISLANDS project to implement their innovations and help them reduce the risks and costs associated with product development.
Schneider Electric’s purpose is to empower all to make the most of our energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability for all. We call this Life Is On. Also, we drive digital transformation by integrating world-leading process and energy technologies, end-point to cloud connecting products, controls, software and services, across the entire lifecycle. In the H2020 VPP4ISLANDS project, SE is the responsible of the development of VPP4IBox (RTUs) and definition of new functionalities.
From EDI to Internet, from Internet to Blockchain this is the principle of our project partner H2020 VPP4Islands Blockchain2050 Already 30 years story in IT domain BC2050 as an experienced integrator of Blockchain technology will contribute in our project solution with the design and development of a Blockchain environment by implementing trackable and tamper proof transactions via smart contracts between all the actors involved in the VPP4ISLANDS architecture.
Brunel University London
An academic partner in our H2020 VPP4Islands project; Brunel University London Founded in 1966, is situated in Uxbridge, West London 13 000 students from over 100 countries worldwide, 1 000 Doctoral Researchers & PDRA, Four Research Institutes to collaboratively tackle very specific challenges to the world’s economy and society, BUL Institute of Digital Futures. BUL will develop experimentally validated energy models of various types of islands. All the mathematical models and optimization algorithms developed and tested will be built on field data provided by the island partners.
REGENERA that was founded in 2007 in the Region of Murcia, #Spain. It provides services in energy consultancy, energy management, industrial construction, hydraulic works, among other. We provide holistic solutions to increase energy efficiency, harvest renewable resources, reduce impact on environment and boost competitiveness of our clients. In our H2020 Project VPP4ISLANDS, it implements technologies for the generation and management of electrical energy using renewable sources.
Cardiff University is our partner H2020 VPP4ISLANDS, Cardiff is one of the Russell Group of universities which consists of 24 leading UK universities. The research of the School of Engineering was ranked top 7 amongst UK universities in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. Cardiff University will strongly participate in VPP4Islands technical specifications definition, lead Modelling Virtual Energy Storage System and investigating its flexibility provision. Moreover, Cardiff University will use its smart grid lab in order to validate the developed APIs and extensions functionalities.
In our H2020 VPP4ISLANDS, CIVIESCo is an Energy Service Company currently controlled by Civibank, a credit institution based in Friuli Venezia Giulia. Our activity in the field of energy efficiency. CIVIESCO will define islands potential services, perform an economic analysis and validation for VPP4Islands solution and significantly participate in business model development and results exploitation.
INAVITAS is a company that serves 20 of the 21 distribution system operators (OSDs) in Turkey in energy quality monitoring systems, SCADA, Distribution Management and Outage Management with its comprehensive solution - called Inavitas Utility. INAVITAS will provide in our project H2020 VPP4ISLANDS software development for the platform by developing the interfaces required for generation, storage and consumption facilities. In addition, the necessary algorithms and forecasts will be executed using these interfaces.
IDEA With nearly 10 years of experience and a human team of 100 people, IDEA partner of our H2020 project #VPP4Islands are established in the sectors of industry, oil and gas, mining, energy and architecture. Carry out projects in more than 25 countries, through our four main services: Project Engineering, EPC, Recruitment & Outsourcing and Digital Transformation 4.0. IDEA will mainly focus on the development and deployment of digital twin platform. In addition IDEA will participate in the deployment and validation of VPP4Islands solutions.
The French innovative SME RDIUP is specialized in the development of smart APIs and the exploitation and dissemination of innovative solutions. In the H2020 VPP4ISLANDS project, RDIUP will lead the communication, business models and exploitations activities, develop the data analytics Application and define replication plans through a smart planning tool (SPT) for the European Islands.
Research Institute for Telecommunication and Cooperation (FTK)
FTK, our partner in the H2020 VPP4Islands project, is a private institute founded in 1992, their main activities are R&D Technology & Knowledge Transfer (Regional and National); and Professional Web Consulting. FTK is responsible for the secure integration between locally deployed hard- and software tools with the distributed smart contracts with a focus on secure resource sharing and access control.
The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
CSIC is the largest public research institution in Spain. CSIC participates in VPP4Islands through the Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems, IFISC, as a Joint Research Unit with University of the Balearic Islands (UIB). IFISC's research addresses the analysis of phenomena in nonlinear physics and complex systems with emphasis on social systems, ICT and Big Data, mobility, transport systems and power grids. CSIC-IFISC will lead the tasks on systems modeling and distributed and shared control and participate in tasks involving the decision support system and smart planning tool, the virtual energy storage system and the energy management system.
TROYA Environmental Association was founded in 2009 with an aim to raise awareness of clean energy, climate action and energy democracy. TROYA presents and promotes renewable energy and agricultural development models to improve the regional economy and create a positive impact on the world. In the H2020 VPP4ISLANDS project, TROYA's task is to plan and organise networking, joint venture and cooperation activities, provide necessary information regarding relevant policies and legislation for the energy transition in the islands.
ULUDAG ELEKTRIK DAGITIM
UEDAS is our partner in this H2020 project. As Uludağ Electricity Distribution Company, UEDAS completed the privatization process in 2010 and started working in 4 distribution regions. Their main task in the project will be to test the solutions on the Gökçeada island and assess the relevance of the VPP4ISLANDS products. UEDAS will validate the stabilization of microgrids thanks to the energy systems managed by the VPP4-Platform.
El Consell de Formentera
Formentera is our partner in the European H2020 VPP4ISLANDS project. Formentera is one of the four main and inhabited islands of the Spanish archipelago of the Balearic Islands. As a lead island, Formentera will adopt VPP4ISLANDS solutions to test the standalone use case. Formentera implications and use case are significant to assess the flexibility of an autonomous non interconnected island.
Bornholms Varme A/S
Bornholm, our H2020 VPP4ISLANDS project partner, is an island follower in Denmark that has already taken many steps towards decarbonization, especially in the district heating system. BEOF as a follower island, will leverage the VPP4Islands platform to develop a realistic strategy for total decarbonization of the island and how to deal with fluctuations in electricity by defining a replication plan.
The center of the turkish island of Bozcaada, our partner of the H2020 VPP4ISLANDS project, is a site of 1st degree archaeological protection, the rest of the island is an environmental protection site. Its strategy of a carbon-free island by 2030, is based on use of 100% electric transport and EV charging BOZI will model and generate a tailored planning and launch the replication of the VPP4ISLANDS solutions to achieve its own strategy.
Commune di Grado
GRADO, our partner of the H2020 VPP4ISLANDS project, is an island located in Italy. The GRADO community has always been very focused on environmental sustainability and implements its own lines of programming and development, using its AREA TECNICA. GRADO island as follower island with proximity to the mainland will test its use case of upgrading its network from 4G to 5G . This use case will allow real time monitoring of the electric grid. The tested use case will be thoroughly planned using the VPP4ISLANDS smart planning module and initiation of replication will carried out.
(Fellow, IEEE) received the B.S. degree in industrial engineering from the University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain, in 1989, the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA, in 1992, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA, in 1997. He is a Professor with the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Ciudad Real, Spain. His research interests include power systems planning, operation, and economics, as well as electricity markets.
I am a professionally registered and qualified energy engineer with 40 years' experience covering transmission/distribution of natural gas, energy performance contracting and energy efficiency consultancy. I have worked with major multinational corporations in the UK, USA, China, Russian Federation, and the EU. At present I am working with municipalities in the UK to help deliver renewable energy and decarbonisation and with Brunel University, London as a part-time lecturer in building management systems. I hold a degree in Fuel and Energy Engineering from the University of Leeds and a master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Warwick.”
(SM IEEE 2016) received the electrical engineering degree and the Ph.D. degree in electric power systems from the University of Genoa in 1998 and 2002, respectively. He is currently Full Professor at DITEN, University of Genoa. The research developed concerning several issues includes: development and implementation of models of electricity market, management and control of HV power system and electrical distribution systems in the presence of distributed generation, real-time control and management of electrical loads. The results of the scientific work were presented in more than 200 publications in journals and national and international conferences.
Massimo La Scala
Professor of Electrical Energy Systems and Director of Lab ZERO a Laboratory for the development of renewables, energy efficiency and smart grids at Politecnico di Bari. Principal Investigator in 29 research projects from 1997 to now. In the last 5 years, he has been PI in projects about Smart Grids and Smart Cities granted with over 6 million euros acknowledged to his research group. He is in the Consultative Group to support the joint IEA-Italy Project: Smarter digital power infrastructure to enhance energy efficiency, resilient systems and energy transition. Since 2021, he is Member of the Scientific Committee of RSE (Ricerca Sistema Energetico). The company’s mission is to develop research programs in the electrical-energy sector, targeting the entire Italian electricity system.
Andrea Del Vecchio
was born in Udine (Italy) in 1975. He graduated in Law at the University of Parma. Has a Master's degree in “IT law and legal infomatics” from University of Bologna. As a lawyer runs his own law practice, providing legal assistance both in and out-of-court, mainly focusing on civil law, it law, contracts, real estate law, and compliance pursuant to Italian Legislative Decree n. 231/01 (company liability law). Regularly he advises clients on technology-related matters such as e-commerce, intellectual property, data protection, cyber-security, open source, blockchain.